Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
We are not aware of hundreds of diseases that are common around the globe. These diseases affect millions of people every day. Little is known and little is done to raise awareness. Pulmonary Fibrosis, one of these diseases, was recognized and Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month was created to raise awareness and support those who are affected.
Pulmonary Fibrosis is literally translated as “Scarring of the Liver”, which is a fitting description considering the damage it can cause to the lungs and the potential for interfering with breathing. Fibrosis is a condition where the fibrous connective tissue builds up and causes the walls of the lungs, which in turn affects their ability to carry oxygen to the blood. The disease causes sufferers to feel constantly at risk of becoming suffocated due to their inability to breathe.
Although the exact origins of this condition is not known, it has been shown to be idiopathic and caused by other conditions such as auto-immune disease or interstitial lung diseases. Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month was created to raise awareness and fund research. This observation is for anyone who has Pulmonary Fibrosis, or is one of these people. It is designed to make your life easier and help you work towards eliminating this condition.
This holiday can be observed by working to learn more about how it affects people who have it. They face a real struggle and this can make daily life difficult. You can help others to identify this condition sooner. If you help raise funds for research, you will make a significant step towards ending this deadly disease.